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Thermo-Active Elastomer Composite for Optical Heating in Microfluidic Systems



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Single-walled carbon nanotubes are used as doping agents to form thermo-active composites with an elastomeric block-copolymer. Thermal imaging reveals that the temperature response upon irradiation with NIR laser light is dependent (among other things) on the mass fraction of the nanotubes in the polymer matrix.